|The drones can't hear the groans of people dying on the ground... do we?|
|Silent Screams is a carefully calibrated broadside aimed directly at the ignorance, disinformation, crimes, and excesses that characterize the U.S. government's so-called Global War on Terror, re-branded by the Obama administration as Overseas Contingency Operations.
Michael Gillespie, Contributing Editor, The Independent Monitor
|One of the most powerful messages in Silent Screams, is that life goes on even in war zones -- marriages, births, schooling, housekeeping, and all of the things that should make for a good life.
Kathryn Koob, former U.S. hostage in Iran
On the third night of a seven week stay in Iran in a tiny Kurdish village neat the Afghan border, Karla Hansen, a social worker and peace activist from Iowa, woke in a startle from a dream of disturbing visions of unmanned U.S. aircraft, called drones, bombing the engagement celebration which she and her Iranian husband had attended just a few hours earlier. This gripping new documentary film deftly interweaves the lives of Iranian, Afghani and Pakistani villagers with the hardships of countless Americans whose vital needs remain unmet as a result of America's spiraling military spending. In 35 minutes, Silent Screams echoes the desperation of victims around the globe without a voice, and examines the crucial question "What is real security?"
Special Features Menu
Bonus CD of house kit documents now included with every Silent Screams DVD
- The journey to Silent Screams, remarks from Director Karla Hansen
- Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding U.S. relations
- The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism, Ismael Hossein-zadeh, Ph.D
- Massive pro-government demonstrations in Iran
- American Iranian Friendship Committee, co-founders commentary
- An international perspective on U.S.- Iran relations
- Messages to President Obama from outside the White House gates
Proceeds go to support the Peace Garden renewal project - Des Moines, Iowa
Silent Screams DVD
Silent Screams House Party Kit with DVD
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom